T.I.P. celebrates 55th Founding Anniversary
The Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P.) recently commemorated its 55th Founding Anniversary with the theme T.I.P. Technopreneurs: A Generation of Lifelong Learners, Problem Solvers, and Innovators in a week of activities held at T.I.P. Manila and T.I.P. Quezon City from January 24 to February 6, 2017.
T.I.P.’s Foundation Week celebrations began with the Employee Recognition ceremonies at the two campuses, where awardees with 10 years up to 24 years of service were honored. It was followed by a mass bloodletting activity held at the T.I.P. QC campus in cooperation with the Philippine Red Cross and was able to collect 1,130 bags of blood. Anniversary masses were also held in both campuses in thanksgiving to the past year.
Aside from Science and Technology fairs, interdeparment quiz shows and band and dance contests, the first ever Search for the T.I.P. Singing Idol for T.I.P. Manila and T.I.P. QC was held, where Jesselen Christine Briones of the T.I.P. Manila College of Business Education and Ralph Justin Rebugio of T.I.P. QC Senior High School (SHS) were hailed as winners. Students also cheered for the crowning of the T.I.P. Mr. and Ms. Model Students 2017 – John Michael Macayanan (BS Mechanical Engineering, T.I.P. QC) and Caiza Joy Condecido (BS Marine Transportation, T.I.P. Manila).
Adding more excitement to the week-long activities were sports and concert events attended by students and employees. Highlighting the student activities was the Students’ Night with guest bands Moonstar88, 6cyclemind, Banda ni Kleggy, Join the Club, and Parokya ni Edgar. The cheerdance competitions in both campuses were also one of the most awaited events of the week, with the Chemical Engineering (T.I.P. Manila) and Civil Engineering (T.I.P. QC) cheering squads named as this year’s champions.
On its 55th year, T.I.P. continues to transition into a school that is institutionally involved in technopreneurship and collaborative applied researches with industry. Through this thrust, T.I.P. aims to develop student technopreneurs – future engineering and technology professionals who are advocates of lifelong learning and are active in solving society’s problems through significant kinds of innovation.